As the N.C. House rolled out, debated, and voted on its 2014-15 state budget plan this week,. media outlets called on John Locke Foundation staffers for expert analysis. President John Hood discusses the budget this weekend on WRAL Television’s “On The Record” program. Radio listeners across the state will hear Hood this weekend during his latest appearance with Don Curtis on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “Carolina Newsmakers” program.

Both Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry and Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed the House budget during appearances this week on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Curry joins Bill LuMaye this afternoon on Talk Radio WPTF to discuss the next steps in the state budget process.

JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discusses budget issues and other top state political news during her latest appearance on the syndicated “N.C. Spin” television program this weekend. Gray continues her twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio. Henderson discusses the week’s top electoral news for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” radio program. In addition to on-air appearances, Gray and Executive Vice President Kory Swanson participated in the Lower Cape Fear Republican Women’s annual expo.

WNCN Television interviewed Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops for a story about education-related liberal protests this week at the state Legislative Building. Stoops discussed teacher’s assistants during an appearance on “Capital Tonight.” 

“Capital Tonight” interviewed Director of Communications Mitch Kokai about proposals to privatize much of the N.C. Department of Commerce. Kokai recapped some of the week’s top state government news for Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo discussed Blue Cross Blue Shield’s health insurance pool, state Medicaid budget negotiations, and more during an appearance on the WRHT Radio morning program.